CATS Tonometer Tip Cleaning Station
Tonometer Tip Cleaning Station for CATS tonometer prisms with screw cap and drying ports
Holds 6 tonometer tips
Diameter: 3.5” (89 mm)
The tonometer tip cleaning station has a screw cap and six ports to hold the tonometer tips. The top unscrews so that cleaning/disinfection solution may be added to the base. The three inside cleaning ports hold the used tonometer tips in the cleaning solution. Once cleaned and disinfected, the tips are moved to one of the three outside drying ports.
The prism head of Goldmann-type tonometers should be cleaned immediately after use. The prism should either be soaked in a 1:10 sodium hypochlorite solution (household bleach), 3% hydrogen peroxide, or 70% isopropyl alcohol for 10 minutes. If a soaking solution is used, the prism should be rinsed and dried before reuse. If isopropyl alcohol is employed, it should be allowed to evaporate, or the prism head should be dried before reuse. Although the use of alcohol is a recognized and well-established method of disinfection, its use may cause tension cracks in the tonometer tips. Haag-Streit strongly discourages the use of isopropyl alcohol 70%.